Savannah Kinsey is a Healthcare Rights Committee Coordinator for Put People First! PA in Johnstown, Pennsylvania. This op-ed was adapted from testimony she gave to the House Budget Committee and distributed by OtherWords.org.
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Saturday, September 21, 2019
Fighting for Healthcare in America's Forgotten Towns
I’m from Johnstown, a town of about 20,000 people in Western Pennsylvania. We used to be a booming steel mill town. But once the mills closed, Johnstown went downhill. If you’ve heard of my town at all, in fact, it’s probably because of our opioid problem. I’ve known a few people who’ve died,...